Anthony Williams con Best of Local Talent - Jamaica to the World (English Edition)
Jamaicans have set and broken many records over the years. For decades we have been trendsetters and pacemakers in a variety of areas. Sports, Art and Craft, Education, Music and Entertainment are a few of the areas that we have made indelible marks. There is a Jamaican proverbs that explains us, “we little, but we tallawah”. We are small in size but big in our achievements. The latest sensation that has captured the hearts of people from every nation on earth is a Jamaican athlete by the name of Usain Bolt. What is the driving force that causes our people to awe the World with extraordinary performances? Is it the food we consume or is it in our genes? What is it? I believe it is a variety of things that when combined produces sub human performances like the record runs in the 100 m of 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds in the 200 m by our own Usain Bolt.. It makes me proud to be a Jamaican. There have been many outstanding and record breaking feats by several of our athletes, both males and females that are documented in this book. Jamaica has earned the status of being ranked the number 2 country in track and field athletics in the 2009 World Championship held in Berlin. Jamaica walked away with 7 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Since 1930 we had accumulated 13 Olympic Gold, 38 Commonwealth Gold and 12 World Championship Gold medals in athletics alone. “B.O.L.T – Jamaica to the World” covers the history of Jamaica’s athletic program and the rise to world dominance of the Jamaican athletes. This book contains stories on Usain Bolt, Herbert McKenley, Arthur Wint, Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell, Asafa Powell, Donald Quarrie, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Raymond Stewart, George Rhoden and many more.